It’s released a teaser pic ahead of the mid-January auto show. From what we can see, it looks more exciting and stylish than the current model. It also looks sportier, too. The taillight image shows a completely new light neatly fitting into a more sophisticated rear fascia. The surrounding body lines are distinct. They have a forward motion flow back feel.
Noticeably, in a new design element, the passenger-side brake light extends downward. It appears like a thin handle making the taillights look like galaxy laser guns.
The current eighth-generation model has only been around since 2015. No new info yet on engine and power stats, though nothing much is expected to change in the engine department. However, Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations at Toyota, does drop a hint about the handling.
“The first time I had the opportunity to see and drive this vehicle, this was a Camry that sent chills up my back,” Carter told Automotive News.
The Camry will be built on Toyota’s TNGA modular platform first seen on the 2016 Prius.
This isn’t a great time for sedans overall, with sales slipping as drivers opt for SUVs. Toyota itself even admits the RAV4, currently the second top-selling crossover in America, will likely outsell the Camry next year.
More details to come following the big reveal next month in Detroit.